Who We Help with Financial Planning and Investments

McBeath Financial Group provides two primary types of financial planning programs; comprehensive financial planning and investment planning.  These programs focus on different age demographics with distinctly different goals and needs.  It is important to note that comprehensive financial planning encompasses investment planning as well and is customized to the individual's specific needs.

Comprehensive Financial Planning –We reserve this process for those who are 55+ and within three years of retirement, or already retired, who are looking to protect and grow their wealth for a specific purpose.  For those within this demographic, who have accumulated $600,000 or more in retirement and other assets, we can provide a very detailed plan which will address questions and concerns for retirement.

Retirement begins the transition phase from wealth accumulation to planning for distribution plans, possibly preservation, and asset transfers.  As part of this plan, we consider market risk, risk tolerance, taxation, tax strategies, social security, premature death, inflation, medical and long-term care expenses, and wealth transfer strategies.

Our holistic approach to financial planning is designed to guide from early retirement all the way to the final transfer of assets. Therefore, we can recommend this plan only for those ready to enter, or already in, this stage.  Experience shows that beginning this planning process too far in advance will not provide an accuracy level that is within our comfort zone.  However, we do find this is a great litmus test to explore if retirement is viable within a three-year time frame.

We recommend this program only for those with a minimum of $600,000 in retirement assets, as they will benefit the most from their investment in this type of comprehensive planning.  With fewer assets, our planning options are limited, hindering the ability to develop a comprehensive plan with an acceptable success projection.

Within comprehensive financial planning, we have a passion for legacy planning. Our systematic approach to wealth transfer planning is reserved for those with significant assets and a need for more complex estate planning strategies.

Investment Planning – Our investment planning process is ideal for individuals/families who are more than five years from their planned retirement age, with more than $300,000 in transferable accounts or assets.  While still within the accumulation phase with a longer time horizon, this program will appeal to those that want a professionally managed portfolio that aligns growth with their risk tolerance, lifestyle, and goals.

While this planning process focuses solely on investments, it can be a great option for those in their 30s, 40s or early 50s who have assets they wish to grow and desire a professional to manage and advise on their investment account.  We find most who choose this program wish to plan with a purpose while ensuring that their investments leave them with options.

Those with sufficient portable assets available for this process will benefit from professionally managed portfolios that offer a wide variety of diversification options designed with a  focus on the individual’s goals. Usually, such assets come from a former employer's 401K, savings, divorce, inheritance, or other investment accounts.

Specializing in Corporate Employees

While we do not limit ourselves to corporate employees, our proximity to the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 500 insurance company has honed our expertise when working with corporate retirement and 401k rollover situations.  We’re proud to have attracted a reputation with SF employees as a specialist in comprehensive financial planning.  McBeath Financial Group’s experience and proficiency within the corporate market segment have grown and reached a broader market for corporate employees seeking retirement planning, even beyond the state borders.

Locally and beyond, corporate restructures have seen many clients facing early retirement buyout options and involuntary workforce reduction.  Evaluating these options and helping employees prepare for retirement has become a niche specialty.  In these unique situations, McBeath Financial Group has experience in providing financial strategies, despite the loss of years of planned employment.

While President and financial advisor, Krista McBeath, will always have her heart with the relationships she develops in person with the families of central Illinois, her expansion and reach continues to grow.  So, while locally she’ll greet those seeking financial advice in the comforts of her office with a smile and a cup of coffee, she also makes herself available by phone, screen sharing, Zoom, and email to those corporate employees across the country.

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